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Council to participate in
Join Council in the fight against climate change by turning off your lights
for one hour on Saturday 26 March for Earth Hour 2011.
From 8.30 - 9.30pm Council will turn off the lights at major attractions
around the city including Lake Wendouree, the Arch of Victory and the front
of the Town Hall. In just this single hour Council will reduce its greenhouse
gas emissions by 10.18kg, which is equal to 204 black balloons.
On 31 March 2007, 2.2 million Sydney residents and 2100 Sydney
businesses turned off their lights for one hour - Earth Hour. This massive
collective effort reduced Sydney's energy consumption by 10.2 per cent for
one hour, which is the equivalent effect of taking 48,000 cars off the road
for a year. Earth Hour has since become a global sustainability movement
with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating.
Over the past few years Ballarat has been a strong supporter of Earth Hour
and Council is urging local residents to join with the many businesses in
town who support the effort to make a small change in what can often be
a daunting worldwide issue.
For further information on Earth Hour or to register your participation visit
Clean Up Australia Day
Residents are again urged to start thinking about how they can make a
difference to their local environment by participating in Clean Up Australia
Day on Sunday 6 March from 9am -- 12pm.
For over 15 years Ballarat has benefitted from the wide and enthusiastic
support its community has shown during Clean Up Australia Day and
organisers are determined to make this year's efforts bigger than ever.
As with previous years Ballarat residents, businesses and schools can
participate in the Business Clean Up Day on Tuesday 1 March, Schools Clean
Up Day on Friday 5 March or the traditional community clean up event on
Sunday 6 March. If there are businesses and schools wishing to participate
on other days they are encouraged to do so. Scouts and Guides often make
their own CUA event to suit meeting times. All such events have been very
successful in the past with many of our parks, bushlands, roadsides and
waterways all benefitting from the removal of years of rubbish and debris.
In addition many schools, neighbourhood groups, service clubs and
recreational groups have come together to clean up areas that are important
Registration for Clean Up Australia Day 2011 is now open and new groups
are already coming forward to attend to new sites. Council is urging
neighbourhoods, groups, friends and families to join in the fun and make
a difference to Ballarat's local environment and our own favourite places.
For further information visit www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au or contact
Ballarat's Clean Up Australia Day Coordinator Mike Caldwell on 5339
Below: Members of the Alfredton Scout Group participating in a previous Clean Up
Australia Day event
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